Co-op Franchise benefits

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When you partner with Co-op, you get so much more than our famous brand name. Discover the benefits you’ll enjoy as one of our franchisees.

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A better way of doing business

Find a better way to do business with Co-op Franchise. We offer partners across the UK the unique opportunity to open, own and operate a Co-op store. Our award-winning programme delivers outstanding support and ease of growth.

Join us and reap the rewards of working with one of the UK’s most iconic and ethical brands.

A tried and tested model

Our franchise model is highly effective and delivers growth and great returns for our partners, year upon year.

We want every one of our stores to ‘look, smell and feel like a Co-op”, so we offer our partners outstanding support from day one.

As a Co-op franchisee you’ll have access to the same expertise and systems as every one of our stores.

And thanks to our turnkey model, you can get started straight away.

Here’s what we can offer you

Recognisable store design

A Leading Brand

As a Co-op franchisee you’ll be partnering with a leading, future-focused brand in one of the UK’s most stable sectors.

UK shoppers actively choose Co-op for its products, ethics and great value. With over 170 years of history, we’re a trusted, established brand.

Outstanding Support

At Co-op we believe that franchise support should extend beyond store set up, so we’ll help guide you every step of the way.

When working in partnership with Co-op, you’ll enjoy access to our unrivalled support. From store design to marketing, technology to training and replenishment, we’ll give you the knowledge and tools you need to run a successful business.

Retail Expertise

With over 170 years of experience and a reputation for innovation, Co-op are the food retail experts. And when you partner with us, you’ll have access to our expertise - as well as our brand.

The Co-op approach is unique, because our franchisees don’t need to be retail experts. Let us take care of the detail while you watch your new partnership grow.

Ease of Operation

When you partner with Co-op, you’re joining a complete system which makes running a business easy.

From our standardised processes, simple to use operational technology, it makes day to day instore tasks simple.


Proven Growth

As a Co-op franchisee, you’ll start reaping the benefits sooner. With everything in place from the outset, your business will get going from day one.

By partnering with us, you’ll acquire an established brand with a loyal customer base in a buoyant sector. Our stores continue to outperform the market and we’re the largest consumer co-operative in the UK.

A Fairer Way of Working

When you become a Co-op franchisee you can be sure that you’re joining one of the UK’s most ethical businesses.

We believe in co-operating for a fairer world and everything we do gives back.

We’re recognised as a leader for our social goals, sustainability and community-led programmes. Partner with us and make an impact as well as a sound return.

A Mutual Partnership

Co-op is built on co-operation and that underpins our franchise model too.

Honesty and integrity are at the heart of what we do. We honour these values so that our franchisees reap the rewards.


Customer Loyalty

We’re the UK’s largest and the world’s oldest consumer co-operative and one of the biggest member-owned businesses in the world. With over 4 million active members, people are at the heart of what we do.

Co-op members are loyal advocates. They’re motivated by our values, high-quality and exceptional service. This in turn drives our customer loyalty and awareness, which you’ll benefit from as a Co-op franchisee.

Reputation - Co-op Grocer of the Year 2019


Our franchise model is tried and tested. It’s also accredited by the British Franchise Association (BFA) – the UK’s regulatory body, giving you complete peace of mind.

Quality - Retail Industry Awards 2019


We’re one of the UK’s best-loved retailers, with a reputation for high quality products and values. We’re proud to have won a raft of industry awards, including Grocer of The Year.